Grounds Manager, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Shrewsbury SchoolShrewsbury, Shropshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Salary Range £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus accommodation

Shrewsbury School is seeking a qualified and experienced Grounds Manager to take full responsibility for a very successful and established Grounds and Gardens Department.  The successful applicant must be qualified to a high level in Sports Turf Management and have proven working knowledge of summer and winter sports particularly cricket, football,  rugby and lacrosse.  They will also be qualified and have experience in amenity horticulture to ensure that the School’s gardens are maintained and presented in the best possible manner. In all the Grounds Manager will be responsible for approximately 100 acres comprising sports fields and school grounds.  

Applicants should have proven practical experience together with experience in managing and directing activities required to deliver efficient grounds maintenance in a school environment.  You will possess excellent communication skills to be able to effectively respond to the needs of a diverse range of key stakeholders with competing priorities.  You will be a strong people manager with the ability to lead and motivate to get the best out of a dedicated Grounds team. 

We offer a competitive salary with an attractive employment package which includes’ accommodation and further details can be found in the job description.

Full application pack and job description can be obtained from our website: alternatively telephone: 01743 280 834 or email:

Closing Date:  12 noon, Friday 18 October 2019
Interviews:  Tuesday 5 November 2019

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

More about Shrewsbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1743 280500
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A brief history of Shrewsbury:

Set above a gracious curve of the River Severn, amidst what Sir Neville Cardus described as “the most beautiful playing fields in the world”, Shrewsbury is a co-educational school of some 780 pupil...